Located near historic Savannah, this park borders Skidaway narrows, a part of Georgias intracoastal waterway. The park provides camping and picnicking surrounded by Spanish moss-draped live oaks. Trails wind through maritime forest and over salt marsh allowing visitors to watch for deer, fiddler crabs, raccoon, egrets and migrating birds such as colorful painted buntings. An observation tower provides another chance to watch for wildlife on this barrier island. A giant ground sloth replica, birding station, reptile room, and natural and cultural exhibits are featured in the interpretive center.
This trail has the look and feel of being somewhere other-worldly. Spanish moss draping everywhere, large palms and humid air. The walk/hike is easy and the flora and fauna are incredibly lush and diverse. I'm pretty sure the Tree of Life resides here, along the water. It's roots twisting and weaving with lizards scurrying about! A must to experience if you're in the area!!
Great spot I love to come to with my active toddler who can quite easily manage the trail (sandpiper and avian loop trails) walking along side me pointing out all the crabs he can see. First time we went we took a stroller and although the trail is supposed to be accessible we found the roots and sand too much for an every day stroller. Open areas are very harsh in the hot sun.
Easy hiking trails through the woods and along the water at this state park. Recommend hiking during fall or winter when weather is cool- during the summer months the heat and humidity are fierce! Great bird watching in the area. Also nice visitors center.
Dewitt W. on Skidaway Island Trail
Great trail for jogging or hiking. The trail is marked very well. Be cautious of the tree roots in the trail.
Very nice, easy hike. Lots of roots. Very dog friendly. The hound dog loved it.
High points ... very friendly and helpful staff. Saw two or three dolphins feeding lazily in The Narrows while we were on the Avian Loop.
Not a challenging hike, very flat terrain.
Nice for the family & the dog.
The pics are from lunch at Tubby's Tank House after the hike. Also the dog crashed in the bed. Did about 4.5 mi.
Beautiful and kept clean. Restrooms along the way were appreciated. We went at 11:45am (high tide) and had to wade across 2' of water because there was no bridge. When we came back the same way at 5pm (low tide) you could cross the same area on dry ground! The bottoms of our jeans were soaked all day. I'd recommend a bridge being built for the times when it's high tide.
Very easy hike, short but sweet. Even more fun when it rains, however the bridges become so slippery its hard to even walk across them. I did both legs of the trail and neither took an hour. There's a few stops to read about the surroundings and an observation tower which gives you a view of the mud, trees, and crabs. My only complaint about the whole place is that there are houses in the woods, when you're trying to get lost in the beauty of nature a 3 story, bright white house tends to stand out.